Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.
Robert H. Schuller
Abused patience turns to fury.
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice - no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself.
Saint Francis de Sales
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?
Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.
Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.
I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.
The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.
It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.
All men commend patience, although few are willing to practice it.
Thomas a Kempis
As for goals, I don't set myself those anymore. I'm not one of these 'I must have achieved this and that by next year' kind of writers. I take things as they come and find that patience and persistence tend to win out in the end.
Genius is eternal patience.
Humility is attentive patience.
Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it's cowardice.
Endurance is patience concentrated.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.
Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue.
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.
Arnold H. Glasow
How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success.
Everyone ought to bear patiently the results of his own conduct.
Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.
Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains.
Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.
All commend patience, but none can endure to suffer.
I'm extraordinarily patient provided I get my own way in the end.
Bear patiently with a rival.
Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength.
Charles Caleb Colton
There is something good in all seeming failures. You are not to see that now. Time will reveal it. Be patient.
Patience is the art of hoping.
Luc de Clapiers
He who rides the sea of the Nile must have sails woven of patience.
Beware the fury of a patient man.
If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought.
There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste; there are no honors too distant to the man who prepares himself for them with patience.
Jean de la Bruyere
Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown.
Lack of pep is often mistaken for patience.
Patience is the most necessary quality for business, many a man would rather you heard his story than grant his request.
A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience.
Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself, though even there he will have to put up with himself.
Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience.
Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.
Laurence J. Peter
Heaven grant us patience with a man in love.
Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity.
Hope is patience with the lamp lit.
If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.
You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.
Never a tear bedims the eye that time and patience will not dry.
The practice of patience toward one another, the overlooking of one another's defects, and the bearing of one another's burdens is the most elementary condition of all human and social activity in the family, in the professions, and in society.
Lawrence G. Lovasik
Patience, the beggar's virtue, shall find no harbor here.
A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen.
If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm.
Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
Jean de La Fontaine
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
I learned patience, perseverance, and dedication. Now I really know myself, and I know my voice. It's a voice of pain and victory.
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
He that can have patience can have what he will.
The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.
It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.
Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things - with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope.
Alcohol gives you infinite patience for stupidity.
Sammy Davis, Jr.
Beware of him that is slow to anger; for when it is long coming, it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept. Abused patience turns to fury.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
John Quincy Adams
And I love that even in the toughest moments, when we're all sweating it - when we're worried that the bill won't pass, and it seems like all is lost - Barack never lets himself get distracted by the chatter and the noise. Just like his grandmother, he just keeps getting up and moving forward... with patience and wisdom, and courage and grace.
The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that. And yes, there are certainly times when we aren't able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It's called being human.
I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose.
No, I will be the pattern of all patience; I will say nothing.
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.
Meekness: Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while.
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.
There are three secrets to managing. The first secret is have patience. The second is be patient. And the third most important secret is patience.
Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue, where patience, honor, sweet humility, and calm fortitude, take root and strongly flourish.
With love and patience, nothing is impossible.
Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.
It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind.
Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.
Patience has its limits, take it too far and it's cowardice.
It is impossible to practice parliamentary politics without having patience, decency, politeness and courtesy.
Find patience in the breath of life.
I think you can judge from somebody's actions a kind of a stability and sense of purpose perhaps created by strong religious roots. I mean, there's a certain patience, a certain discipline, I think, that religion helps you achieve.
George W. Bush
Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts.
James Russell Lowell
I think patience is a skill and I wish I had it.
Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.
I have declared that patience is never more than patient. I too have declared, that I who am not patient am patient.
To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection, but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin.
I have not the smarts or patience for political office.
Clearly older women and especially older women who have led an active life or elder women who successfully maneuver through their own family life have so much to teach us about sharing, patience, and wisdom.
Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work.
I'm terrible with patience.
The Scriptures contain many stories of people who waited years or even decades before the Lord's promises came to pass. What modern believers can learn from the patience of biblical saints like Abraham, Joseph, David, and Paul is that waiting upon the Lord has eternal rewards.
The first requirement of politics is not intellect or stamina but patience. Politics is a very long run game and the tortoise will usually beat the hare.
When I was 20, I thought I was 30 - but I was so far from it. When you're young, you want everything to happen now. As you mature, you can look back and see all the great things you achieved with time and patience.
Hopelessness has surprised me with patience.
Margaret J. Wheatley
My mum told me to have patience. It's about realising that when things aren't going the way you want them to, or you don't have inspiration, it will come.
I'd like to be more patient! I just want everything now. I've tried to meditate, but it's really hard for me to stay still. I'd like to try to force myself to do it, because everybody says how wonderful meditation is for you, but I can't shut my mind up. So patience and learning is the key.
I believe there's too little patience and context to many of the investigations I read or see on television.
I don't play pyrotechnic scales. I play about frustration, patience, anger. Music is an extension of my soul.
If I could have one prayer answered, I would pray for patience. I move so fast sometimes. I try to slow down.
Temperamentally I'm not a natural producer, because I don't have the patience.
Gardeners are good at nurturing, and they have a great quality of patience, they're tender. They have to be persistent.
I think I have more patience now than I did in the past.
T. Boone Pickens
There are very little things in this life I cannot afford and patience is one of them.
Because I'm the author of my screenplays I know what I'm looking for. It's true that I can be stubborn in demanding that I get what I want, but it's also a question of working with patience and love.
The principle part of faith is patience.
One problem with age is that patience begins to ebb.
It's a war of attrition. If you have patience and a modicum of faith in yourself your chances are not too bad.
A final word: I am not knowledgeable about the internet. I do not have a computer. I guess that at 74 years of age, I don't have the patience to learn.
Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience.
Everyone is given one gift, a reason for being, and it's our obligation to do something with it. Obviously, it's a challenge - but if you're not taking the bull by the horns, I have no patience for you. You're just taking up space.
You have to find the peace and patience within yourself to be a model and an example to others and not judge.
I can imagine few things more trying to the patience than the long wasted days of waiting.
Robert Falcon Scott
A show that no one thought had a chance has just finished its fifth year: Charmed. I think it's tougher for the younger networks, so I think they have a little more patience for the sake of the show. But who knows?
My impression is that most women public service workers have a long fuse. Precisely because they care so deeply about services, more than anyone, they still want to find a sensible and fair negotiated agreement. But their patience has run out.
So when I do Chinese cooking, I mix everything together, then the kids have to eat their vegetables. They won't have the patience to pick them out.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?
Patience was not my strong point.
When traveling with someone, take large does of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee.
When I was in the first grade I was afraid of the teacher and had a miserable time in the reading circle, a difficulty that was overcome by the loving patience of my second grade teacher. Even though I could read, I refused to do so.
My advice to someone to follow in my footsteps is to have patience. I've been doing this for twelve years.
I've worked so hard to eliminate the inner geek from my life. I suddenly realize I have no patience for those people who still have their geeks showing. Now I see why being 'normal' has been so important to me.
I've said my patience is not infinite.
I have all the patience in the world about Sirens. For me it's not a Grateful Dead project, it's a Me project.
My relationship with the Philharmonia Orchestra brought me many times to London and I will always reflect positively on that early period of development with them - their patience, their warmth, their dedication.
We had great faith that with patience, understanding, and education, that my family and I could be helpful in changing their minds and attitudes around.
Sad Patience, too near neighbour to despair.
Is the patience of the American people that long suffering? Is there no outrage left in the country?
No, you're not allowed to be bossy when you're married. You have to learn compromise, and compassion and patience.
The greatest power is often simple patience.
E. Joseph Cossman
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Franklin P. Jones
Secretary of War Stanton used to get out of patience with Lincoln because he was all the time pardoning men who ought to be shot.
While it is true that Frank had a great sense of humor, he was also very serious about composing music. In reality there are only a handful of skilled players who can play his most complex pieces. It takes a lot of patience to learn and requires a fantastic memory.
I haven't been given many things, but I've been given ample, limitless patience.
And we ask the American people to play an important part of our layered defense. We ask for cooperation, patience and a commitment to vigilance in the face of a determined enemy.
Reading a novel in which all characters illustrate patience, hard work, chastity, and delayed gratification could be a pretty dull experience.
Republican patience with how unionism deals with the political institutions, and with key issues like equality and human rights, will be tested because, obviously, there will be a battle a day on these matters. So lets face up to all of this with our eyes wide open.
I'm not really easy to live with! There needs to be unlimited patience and unconditional love. Men I've known before loved my independent spirit and were proud of my success, to the point that they'd become jealous of the time I devote to my career.
There is no substitute for hard work, 23 or 24 hours a day. And there is no substitute for patience and acceptance.
When I said a few weeks ago that our people would eat cooking oil and olives if necessary, I didn't mean that there really would be only oil and olives. What I meant was that our people have the necessary patience to endure the current difficult situation. Palestinians would rather do without certain food items than their national rights.
When you read about a car crash in which two or three youngsters are killed, do you pause to dwell on the amount of love and treasure and patience parents poured into bodies no longer suitable for open caskets?
True enough, nature has endowed me with a fair measure of patience and composure, yet I should be lying if I told you that, having seen the reporter off on his way to make his deadline, I fell peacefully asleep.
We are telling the American people to have patience, courage, resolve and determination.
People ask me a lot about the values I got from playing for the Cubs for so many years. The value I got out of it was patience. A lot of people these days are not very patient.
I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.
My biggest weakness is patience, wanting to see things happen too quickly or get changes in place right away. Not having the patience to let things develop.
A statesman wants courage and a statesman wants vision; but believe me, after six months' experience, he wants first, second, third and all the time - patience.
I have a huge respect for writers and realise that this is not an area that I find easy. I doubt that I would have the patience in front of a blank sheet of paper to become a writer.
Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.
Patience is passion tamed.
Everything is out there if you know how to find it, and have the patience. I don't and haven't, but that's my problem.
Now it is evident that a little insight into the customs of every people is necessary to insure a kindly communication; this, joined with patience and kindness, will seldom fail with the natives of the interior.
I pray they will carry on in spite of that dreadful monster prejudice, and with patience, courage, fortitude and perseverance achieve success for themselves.
In movies, there are some things the French do that Americans are increasingly incapable of doing. One is honoring the complexities of youth. It's a quiet, difficult undertaking, requiring subtlety in a filmmaker and perception and patience from us.
I wish I was a shredder that could play everything, but I don't have the patience.
I think the Iraqi people have shown extraordinary patience and courage in the last few months. They have really put a political system on the way to success, to a real democracy here.
The very important thing you should have is patience.
The patience of the American public with dilatory diplomatic delays will be very limited.
Work hard. And have patience. Because no matter who you are, you're going to get hurt in your career and you have to be patient to get through the injuries.
Constant repetition of tongue-twisters was like lifting weights for me, but patience and persistence have paid off.
Speaking from my experience as a person involved for a long time in building the European Union, it is important to have patience and efforts to build a community of nations.
I've learned the importance of loving what you do. I have also learned more patience due to the nature of the music business.
Patience has never been my strong suit.
It seems likely that many of the young who don't wait for others to call them artists, but simply announce that they are, don't have the patience to make art.
It's amazing. My kids have grown me in ways I never knew possible. The patience I've received and the love I get from them is just amazing.
Candace Cameron Bure
My wife is the most awesome person in the universe. She's made this experience much less miserable for me, with her compassion, patience and understanding.
I haven't got a lot of patience.
The strong manly ones in life are those who understand the meaning of the word patience.
Patience means restraining one's inclinations.
Your patience would fail you if I should continue to relate all the disrespectful speeches and treatment which your servants have been obliged to listen to and patiently to bear.
To understand a difficult topic like Iraq takes patience and care. Unfortunately, you rarely hear a patient, careful or thoughtful discussion of intelligence these days.
Patience is sorrow's salve.
Patience can't be acquired overnight. It is just like building up a muscle. Every day you need to work on it.
Anyhow, a philosophical turn of thought now was not amiss, else one's patience would have given out almost at the harbour entrance. The term of her probation was eight days.
Beauty, unlike the rest of the gifts handed out at birth, does not require dedication, patience and hard work to pay off. But it's also the only gift that does not keep on giving.
Patience makes a women beautiful in middle age.
That's why I never became a director. I never had patience with people.
My three Ps: passion, patience, perseverance. You have to do this if you've got to be a filmmaker.
It has taken a great deal of energy, which has not been so difficult to summon as the necessary patience to wait, simply wait much of the time - until my instincts assured me that I had assembled my materials in proper order for a final welding into their natural form.
Patience is the best medicine.
Sometimes they are a matter of luck; the photographer could not expect or hope for them. Sometimes they are a matter of patience, waiting for an effect to be repeated that he has seen and lost or for one that he anticipates.
And so, at the age of thirty, I had successively disgraced myself with three fine institutions, each of which had made me free of its full and rich resources, had trained me with skill and patience, and had shown me nothing but forbearance and charity when I failed in trust.
He preacheth patience that never knew pain.
H. G. Bohn
This is the story of what a Woman's patience can endure, and what a Man's resolution can achieve.
As I pass it, I feel as if I saw a dear old mother, sweet in her weakness, trembling at the approach of her dissolution, but not appealing to me against the inevitable, rather endeavouring to reassure me by her patience, and pointing to a hopeful future.
Thomas Edward Brown
The only thing of weight that can be said against modern honor is that it is directly opposite to religion. The one bids you bear injuries with patience, the other tells you if you don't resent them, you are not fit to live.
Bernard de Mandeville
Soon I knew the craft of experimental physics was beyond me - it was the sublime quality of patience - patience in accumulating data, patience with recalcitrant equipment - which I sadly lacked.
Only those who have patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.
James J. Corbett
Difficult years lie ahead, patience is required.
If you have confidence you have patience. Confidence, that is everything.
So it's been a slow process and it's taken some patience. That's why patients are called patients I think - patience is required.
I've done an awful lot of stuff that's a monument to public patience.